Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day one) 

“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.”–v 24.

A wonderful word.  Nothing exactly like in English.  Consider–katanoeo.  (kata=down, noeo=to think, “to think an issue down to its logical conclusion”)

Some people stop short of the full teaching of Christ on material possessions.  “Do not worry. . .about what you will eat. . .or wear.”–v 22.  These are undeniably His words.

But we also have a positive power against anxiety.  We can REPLACE thoughts of not having enough with accurate, inspiring thoughts of God’s economy at work in the world. We can meditate on His generosity.

“God spends more in a day feeding His sparrows than the King of France makes in a year.”–Martin Luther.   We live under a generous and global providence.

Doesn’t make my anxieties go away.  Does give me something inspiring to consider as I face life without fear.


Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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